'Game of Thrones' director reveals what Jaime really said to Brienne in that scene

'Game of Thrones' director reveals what Jaime really said to Brienne in that scene

The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones has seen the culmination of a story that's been years in the making.

While some characters like the Night King have got their just desserts, there are others who have been hurt in a way that fans never wanted them to be - like poor Ghost, who didn't even get a pet goodbye.

This is the heartbreaking moment Ghost failed to get the goodbye he deserved: 

Then there was Brienne of Tarth, who got slammed by Jaime Lannister after losing her virginity to the one-handed man who, until now, has been pretty much synonymous with incest on the show.

Jaime and Brienne in Game of Thrones. Credit: HBO

But during and after the Battle of Winterfell, it seemed like Jaime really was a good man.

However, when Brienne begged him not to go to King's Landing and fight for his murderous sister, who is currently pregnant with his baby (just don't tell Euron Greyjoy that), he refused to stay with her, then said something off screen which left her in tears.

Now, Game of Thrones director David Nutter has explained what this was in an interview with Collider:

"When I was shooting [Brienne]'s close-up, what I asked [Jaime] to do is, I asked him to say - after he finished his dialogue - tell her, 'I don't love you anymore.' And basically, Brienne is such a sensitive person that that's basically the thing that he's saying… but he's not saying it too directly."

Brienne with her hands on Jaime's face. Credit: HBO

Nutter continued: "So I basically had him say it off camera and when he did that, she basically lost it completely and that's the reaction that was actually kind of recorded at that point."

If you haven't seen it yet, this is the preview trailer for episode five: 

We can only hope that Jaime doesn't really love Cersei either, and ends up becoming the one to kill her.